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Tooth Cleaning( scaling and polishing)

Tooth cleaning involves the removal of dental plaque,tarter from teeth.It helps in preventing gingivitis (inflammation of gums, bleeding gums) and periodontitis ( pyorrhea).It should be done every 6months as a part of oral hygiene care.

Tooth Cleaning..

Scaling and polishing..

are two of the most common dental procedures intended for prophylaxis (or prevention of disease).Everyone is advised to brush their teeth at least three times a day or after every meal to avoid teeth damage. However, there are cases where plaque and tartar buildup still occurs.

Tooth Cleaning(Scaling)

Scaling is a dental process that involves removing the calculus deposits or stains on the teeth. It can be likened to scraping peeling paint on the wall.Although scaling is performed on the teeth, it can also be applied to the roots particularly in cases when periodontal pockets have already formed. This happens when the bacteria have already invaded the gums. This process is known as root planing..

Tooth Cleaning(Polishing)

Polishing, on the other hand, is the process of smoothing the teeth as scaling can make the teeth feel rough. During this time, the dentist may also provide additional protection to the teeth by applying a small amount of fluoride.

Does tooth cleaning weakens the gums?

A big No, infact it removes the plaque, tartar between the tooth and gums, thereby strengthening the gums to reattach to the tooth.